The Rotating Machinery Master is a program certified by University of San Jorge (Spain) that lasts for one full-time academic year from September to July. It is comprised of 19 modules (38 weeks) followed by a 5-month final (research or design) project. The program includes both the foundations and the most advanced topics about pumps, compressors, motors, gas/steam turbines, instrumentation and control, gear design, vibration, bearing design, rotor dynamics, seals, compressed air, fatigue, financials, reliability, and maintenance. If you are interested in seeing the whole picture of the rotating machinery discipline, this is the right program to study. It can also be useful if you are already a rotating engineer but want to prove your knowledge and skill with a degree. All the instructors are professionals with a vast of experience in the field.
What will I learn?
The Rotating Machinery Master has been designed to be practical, based on real turbomachinery world necessities. All the course content is focused on conveying hands-on knowledge to the student in a way he can take benefit from the immediate application. The program outline has been built with experts in each field in order to satisfy educational skills from major companies in the market.
The program will cover major areas in rotating equipment field, from simple principles of turbomachinery up to maintenance concepts to be applied. It has been developed in order of increasing complexity: it will start with basic modules and more advanced concepts are introduced once the student is familiar with complex turbomachinery.
Who should participate?
This program will be very useful for turbomachinery engineers, rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers and mechanical engineers interested in getting deep knowledge in Rotating Equipment.
The lecture program consists of 19 courses, all of them compulsory. Each course lasts for two weeks.
Principles of Turbomachinery
Pumps and applications
Centrifugal Compressors and Applications
Reciprocating Compressors and applications
Electric Motors and Variable Frequency Drives
Gas Turbine and Applications
Ancillary equipment and Rotating Machinery Packages
Instrumentation and Control of Turbomachinery
Specification and Performance of Electrical and Mechanical Rotating Equipment
Fatigue, Fracture and Stress Analysis of Machine Components
Factory Tests and Field performance
Machinery Financials and Life Cycle Cost
Rotating Equipment Maintenance
Elective modules: Seals, Compressed air, Magnetic bearings, Steam turbines, Developments of Rotating Machinery Technology
In addition to the lecture program, the candidate is required to submit a written thesis describing a research or design project carried out at the end of the course in teams of three/four students.
Each team has a tutor who guides them throughout the development of the project.
Finally, this thesis is examined individually and orally in the presence of an external examiner.
During the program, the participants work in teams of three members solving real-life assignments, which require the students to produce real-life outputs. That is, the students have to review diagrams, plans, specifications. And then the students have to produce calculations, drawings, simulations, etc. The teams have the continuous support from the instructor through discussion forums and weekly live web conferences with a webcam and shared screens. This interaction has proved to be very useful for the guidance of the students.